The Cross reel

Also known as Da Cross.

There are 8 recordings of a tune by this name.

The Cross has been added to 14 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: The Cross
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmix
fage d2 d2|ABAF D3 f|gfed c2 c2|[1EDEF G2 e2:|[2EDEF G3 A||
B2 BG AFAF|B2 BG A3 A|B2 BG AFAD|EDEF G3 D|
FGAc BGBG|AFAF d4|FGAc BGBG|AFAF G3 A||
defg afde|fdfg a2 fe|defg afdf|
ecef g2 ge|defg afde|fdfg a2 ag||

Two comments

The Cross

Rather surprised that this hasn’t been put on here yet. A lovely bent Shetland reel from the Boys of the Lough "The Day Dawn". Aly Bain also played it on, I think, the latest Transatlantic Session series with Nollaig Casey in a set with Lois na Banríona. Lovely set too, with the slow, lyrical tune first, followed by the what I can only call bent-up reel. Mighty craic.

I hear the first bar as fage d2 d2 - maybe with a double stop on the F#. I first heard it on a recording of Aly Bain, Tom Anderson and Davy Tulloch (not sure whether Tulloch is playing on that track, though).